Writing Talk Podcast

Writing Talk Podcast


Latest Episodes

How to Develop an Idea into a Great Book with Guest Andrew Hastie
October 16, 2020

Having a good idea for a novel is the first step, but how do you develop your concept into a great book? Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes This was a wide-ranging discussion, but here are some of the main points: Research genres before you begin,

Should You Start an Author Podcast?
June 28, 2020

Getting started with podcasting as an author Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes The main resource you’ll need is time – figure on two or three hours (or more) to put each episode together – be realistic!

How Do We Address the Issues of Inclusion, Equality and Diversity in Writing Fiction?
June 17, 2020

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes We need to do a lot more to address the issues of inclusion, equality and diversity. Too many voices are under-represented. We need to make sure our characters represent the real world and include people from a div...

Episode 38 – How Can We Improve our Amazon Product Descriptions (blurbs)?
June 09, 2020

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes Publishing your book – How can we make your book description work? Today we’re looking at the perennial problem of writing product descriptions (sometimes called blurbs) for our books on Amazon and other stores.

Episode 37 – Publishing your book – Should You Go Wide or into Kindle Unlimited (KU)
June 01, 2020

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes Publishing your book – Should You Go Wide or into Kindle Unlimited (KU)? Today we’re looking at the pros and cons of putting your book into KDP select (often referred to as Kindle Unlimited or KU since this is what...

Episode 36 – Write the first draft of your novel (in lockdown or not)
May 24, 2020

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes Write the first draft of your lockdown novel So at long last, we’re digging into your draft and thinking about how you can best get going with it. By now you should have a place for notes and some form of plan,

Episode 35 – How to Write a Great Story – Writing Your Novel (in lockdown or not)
May 16, 2020

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes How to write a novel with a great story In this episode, it would be very tempting to talk about getting cracking with your draft. However, I want to hold back a little bit because I want to do one more bit of thin...

Episode 34 – How to Outline Your Novel – A Simple Method (in lockdown or not)
May 09, 2020

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes How do I outline my novel in lockdown? In the previous episode, we talked about the basic setup that will get you going with your lockdown novel. If you haven’t tried episode yet,

Episode 33 – How Can I Write a Novel During The Lockdown?
May 03, 2020

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes We won’t call this a relaunch but a new beginning. Can you write a novel during lockdown? People often think that period of isolation would be the ideal environment for finally getting down to writing or completing...

Episode 32 – How Do I Stay Motivated to Write?
May 05, 2019

Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes In this episode, we’re how to maintain the motivation you need to finish your writing projects. There are three prongs of attack! Pairing Match an activity that you enjoy with your writing, e.g.